India’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur landed herself in the soup as she was accused of having a ‘fake degree certificate’, which means that she is likely to lose her job as Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in Punjab police.
Many people thought that she would prove to be ‘successful’ in Police colours just like she donned the Indian colours. But according to a report from Times of India, the police verification has found Harmanpreet’s graduation degree to be ‘deceptive’.
Harmanpreet Kaur who is an Arjuna Awardee was previously an employee of the Indian Railways. She called it quits from the Railways job to join Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) in the Punjab police force in March this year.
The report further added, Harmanpreet, hailing from Punjab’s Moga area, had placed her graduation degree allegedly conferred upon her by Chaudhary Charan Singh University in Meerut. However, on police verification, the degree turned out to be ‘fake’. Shockingly, the university refused having had her as a ‘student’.
Confirming the issue, DGP (administration) MK Tiwari said, “Harmanpreet had produced the graduation degree conferred on her purportedly by the Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut. When the commandant of the Punjab Armed Police in Jalandhar sent the degree for verification, the Meerut University replied that this registration number does not exist.”
When contacted about this case, the Harmanpreet Kaur said,” I don’t know who has told you this. Waise to aisa kuch ha nahi (There is nothing like this).”
When she was asked about her graduation and degree certificate was genuine, she refused to reply and said, “I can only talk to you after talking to my department.” As per the reports, the police department has sent the proposal to the home department led by chief minister Amarinder Singh, saying that Harmanpreet will be removed from the job post due to the lack of educational qualification.
On the contrary, Harmanpreet’s family has denied the allegations looming around. “She did her schooling from Moga and was then selected in the Indian cricket team. She completed her remaining studies from Delhi and Meerut. She was provided a job by the Indian Railways on the basis of the same documents,” Harmanpreet’s father Harminder Singh told news18.
Similarly, in February this year, Commonwealth Games gold medallist Mandeep Kaur was also terminated from DSP’s post after her graduation degree was later found to be fake.